So I clicked the link and traveled to Hinn's website and discovered that this episode filled with, ahem, Bible truths, featured Rabbi Lapin. Oh. Okay. Then I click a download link and see this:
Wait—I have to pay $10 to learn the secret to financial success? But what if I don't have $10 to
In case you're wondering, I did not fork over the $10—not even for a chance to use the material in a blog post. I'd much rather spend that money on an edifying, educational resource. Or a pizza. Whichever need arises first. Besides, unless you're Michael Brown, you don't need me to tell you that Benny Hinn is a flock-fleecing charlatan. Still, for whatever reason, his tactics seem to be working. That is why I've decided that all future editions of This 'n' That will only be available for a fee—each will cost $5 to read. Go ahead, write your angry letters of protest. I'll read them while I'm flying to Hawaii on my private jet.
Okay, that's enough for now. Breathe easy, I was only joking. Now, please enjoy your always-and-forever-free week in review (kind of):
- Have you enrolled in Joyce University? I have. I can't wait until I graduate, because I'm sure that will be when my words really start to have power!
- I had never heard of the 'Christian' music group, Gungor, before this, but it sounds to me like we probably shouldn't be surprised. I looked up one of their hit songs, 'Dry Bones'—um, is this really what passes for music these days in the professing Christian world? I mean, is it too much to ask that you come up with more than two lines if you're going to call it a song?
- GraceLife London recently held its Summer Institute, and it looks as though there's lots of wonderful teaching posted.
- I wish people would be as interested in the contents of the Bible as they are with coming up with gimmicks for the exterior.
- Some thoughts on the Muslim 'insider movement'.
- Why am I not surprised that the church responsible for this is part of "a Pentecostal denomination specializing in prosperity theology"?
- Mark Driscoll kind of apologizes. Again. And that's good, but after awhile, apologies must be corroborated by some evidence of change. Not to mention, once a man has been disqualified from holding the position of elder, he needs to step down.
- Well, Acts 29, it's about time. And make sure you read Phil Johnson's brief commentary on this as well.
- Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
- Are Christians really just intolerant haters?
- The Facetune app?
- I only hope they both knew Christ.
- Hey, Phoenix readers, you're invited to tour the Mormon temple! Um, yeah, no thanks.
- Holiness as our highest priority.
- After his usual summer break, it's been wonderful having John MacArthur back in the pulpit. Here he preaches about the 'ordinary church' from Acts 2: